Pardons and deportations granted to reduce overcrowding at Ecuador's jails Government of Ecuador have decreed a series of pardons and extraditions of prison inmates in a move aimed at reducing overcrowding at detention facilities following a series of deadly riots this year which has cost over 230 lives, it was announced.
Paraguay's Foreign Minister Euclides Acevedo said the Bi-Oceanic Corridor will bring Mercosur's entire economic development closer to Asia. His remarks came at a press conference after meeting with his Japanese counterpart Yoshimasa Hayashi in Tokyo earlier this week.
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Ana Corbacho, met (virtually) with the Chilean authorities during November 15–19 to discuss recent economic developments, policies, and priorities for the country. The mission engaged with senior officials, analysts, and business representatives. At the conclusion of the visit, Ms. Corbacho issued the following statement:
Chilean political analyst Manuel Rodríguez Uribe estimates that the presidential runoff will be a different election to last Sunday's, under a different context but in a much more polarized environment, with conservative candidate Jose Antonio Kast holding better political support than his left-wing contender Gabriel Boric, currently a member of congress' Lower House in the representation of the extreme south region of Magallanes.
Although long queues at voting places and the delay suffered by many voters gave the impression that last Sunday's election in Chile had triggered a massive attendance, later in the day the Electoral Service figures showed exactly the contrary, just over 7 million Chileans bothered to go and vote for the next Chilean president.
House of Lords have defeated the Boris Johnson government in backing a move aimed at ensuring troops accused of the most serious offences are normally tried in a civilian court. The House of Lords supported the presumption against such cases being dealt with by the military justice system by 210 votes to 190, majority 20.
Following the request for tenders from local and international companies, the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed that on Wednesday 17 November 2021 the Falkland Islands Company (FIC) successfully signed a joint venture housing contract.
Several Swiss banks have been reprimanded for breaching laundering rules involving people linked to Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA, and have been ordered to terminate all business links with Venezuelan clients as well as with risky clients.
A former Federal Judge who had been found guilty of crimes against humanity while in office during Argentina's military dictatorship, was spotted Tuesday at a restaurant while he was supposed to be under house arrest.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Tuesday said he intended to have Petrobras' international parity system reviewed, although he fell short of disclosing how he planned to go about it.